The Last Interview of José Saramago
On October 2009, the Portuguese Nobel laureate for Literature, José Saramago, sat with José Rodrigues dos Santos in the Lisbon library of the Galveias Palace, the place where he was introduced to fiction as a young man, for a long conversation on writing. Saramago spoke at length about his art, his politics and his views on life and death. The interview covered his entire work, from the first to the very last novel. Eight months later, José Saramago died. The Last Interview of José Saramago brings us the Nobel laureate’s last thoughts about literature.